Warm weather is on the way! Time to knock the dust off the lawn equipment that’s been sitting in storage waiting for the seasons to change. Hopefully everything was stored properly in the fall, otherwise we might have a chore on our hands.
To help simplify the maintenance process a little bit, we’ve developed a short checklist to make sure that nothing major gets overlooked. You can even download the file here so that you can physically check off each line item as it gets completed.
Mowers (and other motorized equipment)
1. Re-read the owner’s manual
2. Clean under mower deck
3. Change oil & filter
4. Sharpen/replace blade(s)
5. Change air filter
6. Stabilize fuel if not stored empty
7. Inspect/change spark plug(s)
8. Clean carburetor
9. Check pneumatic tire pressure
10. Replace fuel filter
11. Clean engine cooling fins
12. Clean and lubricate gears
1. Re-read the owner’s manual
2. Clean spreaders and sprayers after each use
3. Lubricate wheel bearings and other moving parts
4. Inflate pneumatic tires
5. Tighten any bolts that have worked their way loose
6. Calibrate spreaders
7. Order spares of serviceable parts
8. Straighten or replace damaged aerator spoons/tines
9. Inspect dethatcher tines and safety wire
10. Drain rollers to prevent deformation
11. Inspect sweeper brushes and gears
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Brinly-Hardy Company’s annual team member appreciation day culminated in a relaxing afternoon of delicious food, fun games, and lots of prizes. To celebrate the hard work and successes of the past year, Brinly-Hardy dedicates a full day each summer to say thank you to all of its employees. This year’s festivities included: fun prize giveaway’s. Safety team painting contest, Sports team tug of war, Basketball, volleyball and musical chairs.
Prize drawings for Brinly attachments, gift cards, vacation days, and other treasures were being announced periodically throughout the picnic on Friday. The week was a great success to see everyone enjoy each other’s company and unwind a little bit. It’s a great reminder that each member of the team plays a part in the success of the organization as a whole.
Applying liquid lawn fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides and more becomes infinitely easier and much more consistent using a Brinly Sprayer. The tank, tubing, valves, powder-coated steel frame and other components are built to withstand the corrosive properties of lawn and garden chemicals for lasting durability.
The ST-25BH sprayer designed to be supremely versatile. Applying liquids to tall trees and large bushes is simple thanks to the 12-foot hand sprayer. Its collapsible swing-away booms and in-line mounted tank design provide easy maneuvering through lawn and garden gates, around retaining walls, asymmetrical trees and other tight areas. Then swing out the sprayer booms to reach their full 90″ spray width to cover large areas quickly. The Ultra Lo-Drift™ spray tips provide the best accuracy for both contact and systemic weed control with minimal wind drift. And since the easy on – off switch is mounted on the lawn tractor, you keep the power conveniently at your fingertips.
Steel Frame: The heavy-duty 2 piece steel frame with powder-coated finish and non-corrosive tanks, tubes, and valves withstand lawn and garden herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers.
Ultra Lo-Drift™ Spray: Ultra Lo-Drift™ spray tips provide the best accuracy and durability for contact and systemic weed kill with minimal wind drift.
Collapsible Booms: The collapsible swing-away booms and in-line mounted tank design provides easy maneuvering through lawn and garden gates, around retaining walls and other tight areas.
25 Gallon Capacity: The heavy-duty 25 gallon poly tank minimizes refilling and will not dent or rust.
Spray Hose: The 12’ spray hose with ergonomic thumb control spray gun and adjustable nozzle provides access to hard to reach areas and convenience.
12 Volt Pump: Our sprayer features a 12 volt pump with a tractor-mounted on/off switch for easier, safer operation.
He’s coming. There’s no stopping him. Every year, like clockwork, Jack Frost arrives just in time for the holiday season. His aim? To cover your walkways in a wintery mix of ice, slush, and snow. He wants Grandma to slip and fall, but you’ll be there to stop him…won’t you? This two-phase do-it-yourself snow and ice removal procedure will help save Grandma and make you a hero. So long, Jack. There’s a new icemaster in town.